Before one minute had gone by in the first period, #23 Avery Kauffmann scored with assists from Captain #12 Claire Tegl and Assistant Captain #26 Nellie Brown. A little over ten minutes later CSU out scored CU 3-0. CU didn't respond until midway through the second period on a powerplay goal. But at that point it would be too late. By the end of the second period the score was 4-1 and it didn't change through a hard fought third period.
Goaltender #1 Amanda Vandenburg was outstanding in her first start of the season, making several crucial saves when CU found a way through CSU's defensive corps. Including a breakaway in the first period and an incredible desperation save in the third.
In front of an excited and loud home crowd, CSU had made a statement. To echo Coach Burch's statement in the locker room, "it starts NOW."
Final Score: CSU: 4 CU: 1
19:23 #23 Avery Kauffman. Assist #12 Claire Tegl. Assist #26 Nellie Brown.
15:14 #14 May Wilkerson. Assist #13 Brooke Valbert.
12:49 #14 May WIlkerson. Assist #23 Avery Kauffman.
9:16 #9 Breanna Snyder.
1. Amanda Vandenburg. (1.00 GAA)
2. May Wilkerson. (2 Goals)
3. Avery Kauffman. (1 Goal, 1 Assist)